Table of Contents
Physics Research International
Volume 2014, Article ID 594767, 4 pages
Research Article

Coherent and Incoherent Scattering Cross Sections of Some Lead and Sodium Compounds at Angles below 10° for 241Am Gamma Rays

1Department of Physics, JSS College of Arts, Commerce & Science, Mysore 570025, India
2Department of Studies in Physics, University of Mysore, Manasagangotri, Mysore 570006, India

Received 22 February 2014; Revised 7 May 2014; Accepted 19 May 2014; Published 2 June 2014

Academic Editor: Ali Hussain Reshak

Copyright © 2014 L. Vinaykumar and T. K. Umesh. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


We report the total (coherent + incoherent) scattering cross sections of some lead and sodium compounds measured at angles less than 10° for 241Am (59.54 keV) gamma rays. The experimental cross sections so obtained are compared with the data interpolated from theoretical compilations based on nonrelativistic Hartree-Fock (NRHF) model for the samples of interest. In the low momentum transfer region studied, it is observed that the nonrelativistic theoretical total scattering cross sections computed using HF form factor and scattering function tabulated by NRHF are quite adequate in explaining the measured total scattering cross sections.